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Bobbi Low

Research Affiliate, Population Studies Center.

Professor, School of Natural Resources & Environment.

Ph.D., University of Texas-Austin

Dr Low's research focuses on evolutionary biology and its applications to fertility behavior in human and non-human populations. She is currently working on applications of evolutionary psychology to the study of sexual attitudes and behavior in Thailand.

Select Publications


Low, Bobbi. 2015. Why Sex Matters: A Darwinian Look at Human Behavior, Revised Edition. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.

Braude, Stan, and Bobbi Low. 2010. An Introduction to Methods & Models in Ecology, Evolution, & Conservation Biology. Princeton: Princeton University Press. Abstract. Public Access.

Journal Articles

Engel, Daniel D., Mary Anne Evans, Bobbi Low, and Jeff Schaeffer. 2017. "Understanding ecosystem services adoption by natural resource managers and research ecologists." Journal of Great Lakes Research, 43(3): 169-179. DOI. Abstract.

Kirby, Kathryn R., Bobbi Low, Russell D. Gray, Simon J. Greenhill, Fiona M. Jordan, Stephanie Gomes-Ng, Hans-Jörg Bibiko, Damián E. Blasi, Carlos A. Botero, Claire Bowern, Carol R. Ember, Dan Leehr, Joe McCarter, William Divale, and Michael C. Gavin. 2016. "D-PLACE: A Global Database of Cultural, Linguistic and Environmental Diversity." PLOS ONE, 11(7): e0158391. DOI. Abstract.

Hazel, Ashley, Betsy Foxman, and Bobbi Low. 2015. "Herpes simplex virus type 2 among mobile pastoralists in northwestern Namibia." Annals of Human Biology, 42(6): 543-551. DOI. Abstract.

Low, Bobbi. 2015. "The Behavioral Ecology of Resource Consumption: Why Being Green is So Hard." Human Ethology Bulletin, 29(2): 3-26. Abstract.

Low, Bobbi, N. Parker, A. Hazel, and K. Welch. 2013. "Life Expectancy, Fertility, and Women's Lives: A Life-History Perspective." Cross-Cultural Research, 47(2): 198-225. DOI. Abstract.

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